Tax Skills: How to Reason, Research and Write

The tax profession - and professionals - are shifting from compliance to advisory work. Do you have the skills to do this specialised work?


Are you considering a career in tax? Tax Skills: How to Reason, Research and Write webinar is the second in our Building Tomorrow's Tax Professional series that has been designed to help you develop the skillset you need to be successful in the next decade.

To be a proficient tax adviser, you need to know how to reason out the issues you face, research the information you require and write tailored, practical advice for your clients. Leading tax professionals will help you understand why these three skills are essential in order to best service your clients, as well as your employer. Through practical case study examples we will look at:

  • essential tax research tips and tricks;
  • effective business and advice writing techniques;
  • and  legal research and reasoning for tax professionals.


Insights into how you can better utilise the vast research tools available.


Tips on how to structure your letters of advice, convey information clearly and hone in your business writing skills.


Learn how to apply logic and reasoning to solve basic tax problems.


Hear from respected advisers from The Tax Institute as they walk you through a case study and share pointers with you.

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Stephanie Caredes, CTA, is Tax Counsel with The Tax Institute’s Tax Policy and Advocacy team, positioning the Institute as the leading authority in the tax profession. Stephanie joined The Tax Institute in 2012 and invests her time advocating for a better tax system. When undertaking the Institute’s policy and advocacy activities, she engages regularly with government organisations including Treasury, the Australian Taxation Office, the Board of Taxation, the Inspector-General of Taxation, the Tax Practitioners Board, and the various state and territory revenue offices. Stephanie holds a Masters level degree in Law from the University of Sydney and undergraduate degrees in Law and Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wales. She is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia and holds a current NSW Practicing Certificate.

Stephanie Caredes, CTA


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Emma Atherton

Cheryl Goh

Emma Atherton manages the TaxLine research service at The Tax Institute, and has worked in the tax library for 8 years. She is responsible for researching and responding to member enquiries around tax research queries. Prior to this Emma had 10 years’ experience working in corporate, university and government libraries. Emma holds a Bachelor of Information Studies from Charles Sturt University. 

Cheryl Goh is the Tax Content Consultant and Managing Editor of TaxVine newsletter at The Tax Institute. She is responsible for creating engaging and tailored content to tax professionals. Cheryl has 10 years’ of experience in the online, digital and print publishing space, with expertise in editorial content management and strategy within the tax and legal industry. Prior to joining The Tax Institute, Cheryl was a Corporate Tax Consultant at Deloitte working on M&A transactions. Cheryl holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Sydney and is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

The practical skills required to research, write and supply valuable advice to clients are essential to up-and-coming tax advisers, and this video takes a snapshot of resources we provide in our education Programs and Single Subjects to ensure you, or your employees, build the practical skills to do so on the job.

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